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Whale Watching Tours on Maui

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Whales in Maui can be seen during the Maui Whale Watch season which runs from December 16th to May 15th. If you book nothing else, seeing the Whales on Maui should be on your list!



Some Amazing facts about the Whales on Maui!

  • Humpback Whales swim to Maui from Alaska, spend the whole winter here, and then make the long journey back home leaving Maui in April and May.

  • The Humpback Whale has come for generations to this area between the islands of Maui County and spends its days here mating, giving birth and nursing their young.

  • Humpback Whales don't eat a thing during all the months they are away from Alaska.

  • Whales' lungs are the size of a Volkswagen!

  • Whales' babies, born here on Maui, grow at a rate of 100 pounds a day!

  • Adult Humpback Whales lose about 25% of their body weight during this period.

  • Humpback Whales spend the majority of their day below the surface of the water and just come to the surface to breathe. Though these whales can stay down for as long as 45 minutes, their average dive time is about 10 minutes.

  • We can hear the whales "song" on hydrophones from Maui's whale watch boats. Remarkably, all male whales will sing the exact same, but very complex, song at the beginning of the whale season and this song will change in the same way for all of them as the season progresses. The next years song will begin where this year's song left off.

  • No one really knows exactly why the Humpback whales sing these songs or what they mean.



Why Maui is the undisputed best location to see whales in Hawaii.

Whale watching tours abound on Maui! In fact Maui is the undisputable epicenter for whale watching tours in Hawaii. Maui and its surrounding islands of Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe are actually the very top of one mammoth underwater volcano and just at the very peak of this mountain are the various islands delineated by shallow waterways which separate each of the islands. These channels between islands provide shallow and warm waters for the Humpback Whales to enjoy after their long and arduous journey each year from Alaska and Canada. The Lahaina Roadstead area and Maalaea Bay are something akin to a resort to these amazing whales. Rather than spending all day pressing on in their incredible marathon swims from Alaska or spending all day searching out food in their home environment they instead spend their days lounging in these protected waters slowly swimming about in pods, going through the mating rituals as they court one another and giving birth to whales that were conceived the previous year. This yearly visit proves to be a blessing for us as we are able to observe them in their relaxed state on one of our many whale watch cruises. Our whale watch tours are truly the apex of our boating season as visitors wait with anticipation to be able to arrive this time of year to observe this spectacle on one of our whale watching vessels. Throughout the year we are barraged by questions as to the exact time the Maui whale season begins and ends so people can plan to arrive at a time when a whale watch cruise will be available for them. Maui's whale watches depart dozens of times during each day during the winter whale season to view the spectacular Humpback Whale.


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$37.90
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Every year during the winter months of December through April the humpback whales return to the warm Hawaiian waters for their mating and calving season. A large number of them find their home in the…

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$43.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Come aboard for an informative and fun two hour whale-watch led by a team of certified marine naturalists and marine biologist, who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales. Although…

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$49.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Take a whale watch with Captain Steve to see, hear and learn about Maui's most famous visitors, the humpback whales. Cruise in the waters off Lahaina in a fast and comfortable Raiv boat that is equipped…

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$41.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Get up early and take a whale watch with Captain Steve to see, hear and learn about Maui's most famous visitors, the humpback whales. Cruise in the calm waters off Lahaina in a fast and comfortable…

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$44.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This trip specializes in close encounters. High speed ocean rafts provide small groups (18 guests max) an intimate environment for you and your family to truly experience these gentle giants up close…

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$53.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This trip is ideal for those who wish to limit their time on the water. Enjoy some whale watching and have the opportunity to snorkel at Molokini before departing to look for some more humpback whales.

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$91.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

With NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary located right in Kihei, whale watching is the best in the world in Maalaea Bay. Every year the same whale community commutes from Alaska…

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$34.90
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Enjoy an afternoon adventure of whale watching from an eye level perspective. You will be able to view the whales on both the port and starboard sides comfortably from your seat. An on board naturalist…

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$35.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Enjoy informative narration provided by the research staff of Pacific Whale Foundation's marine research naturalists. Underwater hydrophones let you hear the song of the humpback whale. We guarantee…

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$41.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This two hour fully narrated whale watch will include complimentary soft drinks, binoculars and whale watch guide. A Marine Biologist will share knowledge of our Humpback Whales and lower hydrophones into…

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$56.90
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Enjoy a 2 hour morning whale watch and continental breakfast with Teralani. Your on board naturalist will answer your questions, and a brand new hydrophone will be used to listen to the whales' songs.…

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$53.90
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Gemini offers a morning whale watch that includes a continental breakfast and professional marine naturalists sharing their knowledge about the whales while you listen to their songs on hydrophones. Over…

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$22.90 - $36.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Experience the thrill with one of our 2 hour whale watching cruises on Maui. This educational and informative adventure is great fun for the entire family and offers spectacular sightseeing and photo opportunities.…

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$29.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Enjoy Maui's top rated Pacific Whale Foundation whale watches at special rate daily until the end of whale watching season at 2:00 pm. The cruise is identical to the regular whale watch cruises in…

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$35.90
(10 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

Enjoy informative narration provided by the research staff of Pacific Whale Foundation's marine research naturalists. Underwater hydrophones let you hear the song of the humpback whale. We guarantee…

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$59.00
(7 Reviews, 4.7 Stars)

On this two hour whale watch, Trilogy is dedicated to sharing accurate information about the endangered Humpback Whale and its habitat with guests through an on board naturalist. The goal is to give you…

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$14.98 - $27.90
(1 Review, 3 Stars)

Best value, two for one special on this two hours of whale watching with expert narration by captain and crew. Guaranteed whale sightings. December to mid April.

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$400.00 - $2400.00

Design your own custom raft adventure. Custom, private charters include a continental breakfast and a deli lunch.

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$900.00

Enjoy your humpback whale watch in private on Privacy. Cruise the protected waters off of Ka'anapali and Lahaina, where the best whale watching in the Hawaiian islands is found. Our winter friends…

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$900.00

Although you can observe these gentle giants from the shore - the best way to really get up close and personal with the whales is on a private chartered whale watch. The most common whale sightings include…

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$650.00

Design your own custom whale watch for your private party. Every year during the winter months of December through April the humpback whales return to the warm Hawaiian waters for their mating and calving…

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$250.00 - $300.00

Customize your charter to fit your desires. Enjoy fishing, snorkeling, and sightseeing, or whale watching when in season. You can choose to go to Lana'i, Molokini, La Perouse or the Kanaio Coast.

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$63.90 - $147.90

This whale watch and snorkel eco-adventure combines the best experiences of viewing Maui's awe-inspiring leviathans viewed at sea level and then snorkeling in West Maui's calm and clear waters viewing…

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$94.90

Join Pacific Whale Foundation for a Sunday morning whale photography workshop at sea, led by Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist and professional wildlife photographer David Fleetham. Whether you are…

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$116.90

Maui Princess Dinner Cruise; 2.5 hour sunset dinner cruise on board Maui Princess offering topside dinner seating to enjoy the views. Fine dining on linen covered tables with full table side service by…

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$61.90

Join Marty Dread, one of Maui's favorite entertainers, for a sunset cruise that includes dancing to reggae and island style music on an outdoor deck, watching whales as they breach and cavort in the ocean…

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$105.90

Enjoy your whale watch and experience padding in an authentic Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Professional guide and whale narration along with a cultural tour.

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$47.90

Be treated to a relaxing three hour cruise, an hour of snorkel time and two hours of an educational and exhilarating whale watching experience with commentary by a certified whale naturalists with vast…

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$54.90 - $64.90

Enjoy a wonderful sunset cruise on the brand new pirate-themed Queen's Treasure catamaran. Sail, whale watch and explore Maui's beautiful west coast. Feasting, merrymaking, and relaxing are all…

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$69.00

Take a two hour cruise departing from South Maui to view the humpback whales as they frolic in their breeding grounds in the crystal clear waters off of Makena and Ma'alaea Bay. Snacks and beverages…

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$70.20

This two and a half hour sunset dinner cruise offers whale watching with informal narration and hydraphones that are hooked up to the surround sound stereo system for your listening pleasure. Hula Girl…

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$39.95

Two Hour Whale Watch to view Maui's winter visitors. Whale sighting guaranteed or go again for free.

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$43.90

Experience the combined thrill of whale watching and ocean rafting on a brand new eco tour offered by Pacific Whale Foundation. Cruise from Lahaina Harbor on a high tech raft for exciting water level encounters…

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$19.98 - $35.90

Enjoy a beautiful sunset on the water and two hours of whale watching with expert narration by the captain and crew. We guarantee whale sightings from the middle of December to the middle of April.

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$43.90

This two hour sunset cocktail cruise and whale watching boat departs from the Lahaina Harbor and goes into the channel to take in the four-island views and sunset along the scenic West Maui coastline.…

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$59.00

On this two hour whale watch, Trilogy is dedicated to sharing accurate information about the endangered humpback whale and its habitat with guests through an on board naturalist. The goal is to give you…

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$59.00

On this two hour whale watch, Trilogy is dedicated to sharing accurate information about the endangered humpback whale and its habitat with guests through on-board naturalists. The goal is to give you…

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$51.90 - $54.90

Start your morning off with the opportunity to enjoy two hours of whale watching to see these magnificent creatures up close in their natural habitat as you cruise the waters off of the West Maui coast.…

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$58.50

Enjoy a sunset cruise and whale watching with informal narration and hydrophones that are hooked up to the surround sound stereo system. An extensive a la carte menu is available for purchase, featuring…

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$45.90

This is the perfect trip for professional photographers, wild life enthusiasts and first time whale watchers. Maui is the center for humpback whale studies throughout the region as it contains the highest…

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$61.90

Gemini offers a late afternoon whale watch that includes hot and cold appetizers and a complimentary bar. Professional marine naturalists will share their knowledge about the whales while you listen to…

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$51.90

Whale watching of our gentle giants the humpback whale is available from mid December until the whales go home. Two hour cruise has a marine naturalist always on board with facts about these gentle giants.…

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$29.90

Experience the ocean bathed in the golden hues of sunrise! A favorite of photographers and sightseers. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you go again free. All of the features of the regular whale watch…

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$48.90

Enjoy a two hour early morning whale watch with Teralani. Your on board naturalist will answer your questions, and a brand new hydrophone will be used to listen to the whales' songs. We guarantee whale…

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$29.90

Enjoy Maui's top rated Pacific Whale Foundation whale watches at a special rate daily at 2:00 pm until the end of whale watching season. The cruise is identical to the regular whale watch cruises in…

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$29.90

Enjoy a ride on the first boat out of the Maalaea Harbor in the golden hours of dawn. Experience the ocean bathed in the golden hues of sunrise! A favorite of photographers and sightseers. This is an exceptional…

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$31.90

This trip specializes in close encounters. High speed ocean rafts provide small groups an intimate environment to experience these gentle giants up close and personal. Join a certified marine naturalist…

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$36.90

Search for whales off the southern coast of Maui. This trip goes on a zodiac style raft, a small, fast and maneuverable craft that allows for quick travel times to the whale pods, as well as an exciting…

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$700.00 - $950.00

The waters surrounding Maui are known for being some of the best for Pacific Humpback Whale watching, because of the shallower depths of the water between Maui and Lanai, Molokai, and Kaho'olawe, the whales…

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$101.90

Enjoy 2.5 hours on the water at sunset time and go whale watching. Includes hot and cold pupus. Bring your own alcoholic beverages. Every year the same whale community commutes from Alaska to birth their…

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